John Calvin Coolidge Case Study

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The President Nobody Remembers John Calvin Coolidge Jr. was the only president born on independence day. As a young boy, Coolidge grew up in a town of only 1,699 people. His father was a hardworking man, who owned a general store in the small town and taught Coolidge how to be a businessman. Calvin Coolidge was the 30th president who started off with a popular reputation, however, with the emergence of the Great Depression during his tenor, the popular opinion of him soon became negative. Coolidge was accused of several scandalous actions that had a long term effect, not only on the United States, but on the integrity of his personal reputation. President Coolidge was given many different nicknames throughout his presidency that all reflected upon his demeanor and how he acted to the general public. Calvin Coolidge grew up in the small, simple town of Plymouth Notch, Vermont. He was born on July 4, 1872. His father is John Calvin Coolidge Sr., a farmer and a store owner. His father was involved in many occupations, such as farmer, blacksmith, bricklayer and many more. Victoria Josephine Moor was Coolidge’s mother, died when he was twelve years old. She possibly had tuberculosis, became chronically ill and died March 14, 1885. When Coolidge was eighteen his younger sister, Abigail Grace Coolidge, died March 6, 1890 at the age of fourteen. Coolidge studied at Black Rivers Academy, St. Johnsbury Academy and Amherst College. He highly succeeded in the debating class,
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